Welcome to Vintage Railroad Postcards!

Thank you for stopping by! This is the blog for the Russell P. Panecki Collection of vintage railroad-related postcards. The entire collection consists of nearly one thousand so far with images dating from circa 1904 to the 1950s. To leave a comment, ask a question, to contribute or correct historical information, a comment box is located to the left for your convenience.

Beginning in October, 2015, the blog was redesigned to include an index of individual postcards, both listed in alphabetical order and by categories. Each page, including this homepage, has the index located in the lower portion of the page. In addition to the index, posts were updated with historical information, new postcards added with more to come every month from storage files, while some posts were completely rewritten or edited for corrections. Three articles have been added and are worth reading. They include how vintage postcards were made, the history of Pennsylvania Station, and the history of Grand Central Terminal.

My apologies, but the postcards in my collection and on this blog are not available for sale, copying, or for contribution to projects. Please keep in mind that I reserve all rights to the images and content of this blog.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Spokane and Inland Empire Railroad

This circa 1910 card shows one of the plush observation cars following up a train on the Spokane and Inland Empire Railroad. Formed in 1904 as an interurban line that operated from Spokane, Washington to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho using multiple-unit (MU) equipment that allowed a number of cars to be controlled by the first car in the train. Suffering from the typical financial problems of interurban railroads, the line eventually merged with the Great Northern Railway in 1929. For more information on the S&IE, click Here.




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